With more than 20 years of experience as a finance and operating executive, Edwin Scholte has deep roots in the education sector and extensive experience in international strategic finance partnerships, global expansion, and mergers and acquisitions.
Scholte is currently CFO at Blackboard, a leading global education technology company. In addition, he is a board advisor at busuu.com, the world’s largest online social network for learning languages.
Scholte joined Blackboard from Best Merchant Partners, a privately-owned merchant banking institution in the education sector, where he served as Managing Director. Prior to joining Best, he served as CFO and COO of the higher education, professional and international divisions of McGraw-Hill Education. Before that, he held senior finance and operating executive roles at LexisNexis/Reed Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, and a privately-owned boutique incubator of Internet and corporate services start-ups in The Netherlands.